Sunday, October 20, 2013

Celebrating a lifetime

We had a fast and furious trip on July 27 to Canada to celebrate Grandpa's 90th birthday and we threw in Grandma's birthday and their 70th wedding anniversary too. We had a brunch with a waffle bar (yum) and a program, rides in a carriage, and a great dinner.  My poor mom, when you are a great cook guess who does all the cooking . . . but in true Granny fashion we fed us and it was GOOOOD!

Here are a few pictures of the festivities.  It was great to reconnect with cousins that I haven't seen in years!  We didn't get to stay very long because Chad was heading off on his 50 miler but it was fun while it lasted.

Aunt Shelley and her girls are definitely the party planners of the family.  They decorated cakes, the church and planned it out very well.  All the things of the cake represent the life of grandma and grandpa.  The clock was for the overall theme which was Time Goes By.  The second cake was for the residents at the Chinook Lodge where Grandma and Grandpa live.

 Courtney singing . . .
 Dad giving his tribute. 
 The guests of honor.
This is a cute picture of Grandma and Grandpa.  The garland behind them had all the significant things that happened in their lives . . . a timeline of sorts.
The whole family . . . Grandma Peggy, Grandpa George, Aunt Shelley, Uncle Lister, Dad.  Uncle Ron passed away in 2005.  I love dad's smile!

During the festivities, Uncle Monte gave Austin a great driving lesson.  Austin turned 14 in April and it took him a while to want to take the learners test but he did it and who is better to give driving lessons than Uncle Monte . . . no one.  

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